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Stepping Up Your Job Search

Get Hands-On Job Search Help at a CareerOneStop Center

Job seekers who are computer savvy have an abundance of resources on the web. Sometimes, though, human contact can complement what you can find online. You can get that from any one of the thousands of CareerOneStop offices throughout the U.S.  More »

Why Do Employers Want to Know Your Salary History?

Salary can be a touchy subject when it comes to negotiating a job offer. It's an issue that can cause candidates to walk away, force employers to spurn one candidate in favor of another who will work for less, and make for tense dialogue between employer and would-be employee. Yet it helps to know why employers want to know your salary history.  More »

Poll: Will You Need a Second Job?

Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner? Me neither, especially when I think about the dollars I'll soon be spending on holiday gifts. It could possibly be the most expensive time of the year, and sometimes the thought makes me uneasy. Do you feel the same? Tell us in this poll.  More »

3 Questions to Guide You Toward a Good Internship

If you're in college, recently graduated, or looking to do an internship as part of a midlife career change, here are three things you need to ask yourself about an internship opportunity.  More »

Are Your Skills on Employers' Most-Wanted List?

If you've ever wondered what skills employers value the most, a blog post last week on the job search engine Indeed.com will help. Indeed analyzed millions of job postings in its index from January through June, and extracted the top 15 professional attributes. Here are the top five, along with my take on why each is important today.  More »

Older Workers: This is Your Week to Nail That Job

It's National Employ Older Workers Week, which can serve as a rallying point for workers in their 50s and 60s who feel the squeeze of joblessness, a changing economic landscape, and employers' tendency -- real or perceived -- to opt for youth when it's time to hire. But if you're over 55 and looking for work, here are three things to focus on.  More »

How Important Is Salary When You Decide to Switch Jobs?

One of my recent posts highlighted the similarities and differences between employers and job seekers on the top reasons people want to work for a company. The one thing both sides agree on: A competitive base pay is most important. How important is salary to you?  More »

Jolts of Inspiration for Your Job Search

There are times in a job search when we need to give ourselves a kick in the butt -- or receive one from someone else -- to motivate us to polish that resume or respond to a job posting. That's when you can draw inspiration from short sayings that can lift you and help you see that something good can happen. Here are five.  More »

Obey the 10 Commandments of Networking

Networking doesn't come easily to everyone, and it can be downright scary if you're suddenly thrust into the ranks of the unemployed. In today's shaky job market, it can be petrifying. Scary, petrifying, or neither, networking must be a cornerstone of your job search strategy. If it doesn't come easily to you, follow these 10 commandments of networking.  More »

Returning to Work After Raising the Kids: 10 Tips

If you're a mom or dad who took an extended leave from the workforce, you're probably wondering how you'll explain those years at home on your next resume. This post should help.  More »
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